Yes, I know it's only a couple of days after Christmas! Geesh! It's not even the New Year, yet! Yes, I know all these things, however I want to help you all save money and stretch those dollars! Preparing now for Christmas 2011 may save you time, money, and your sanity! I have about 25 people to shop for. Take a look at some ways I plan to save big money:
First of, let me start by saying "reward programs are awesome!" I am going to talk about two Reward Programs that I am a member of:
Bank Rewards: I bank with Suntrust, I'm enrolled in Suntrust Rewards. As a member, you receive 1 Sunpoint for every $1 spent on qualifying purchases made with your credit card and 1 Sunpoint for every $4 spent on qualifying purchases made with your check card. You can redeem your sunpoints for gifts, gift cards for CVS, Target, Itunes, and more! You can redeem for a Prepaid Mastercard! I plan on redeeming my points in October 2011, for Christmas gifts!
Disney Movie Rewards: If you purchase Disney movies or see Disney movies in the theaters, you may want to sign up with Disney Movie Rewards (DMR). When you purchase a Disney Movie, you will find a code inside. You enter that code in your DMR account and you will receive points. If you see a Disney Movie in the theaters, use your ticket information and enter in your DMR account to receive points! You also receive points on your Birthday. Codes can also be found online, I will post codes when they become available. You can redeem your points for Gifts, Movies, and more! Sign up for Disney Movie Rewards!
Amazon Gift Cards: I collect Gift Cards (mostly Amazon) throughout the year from Swagbucks. Go here for more info on Swagbucks. There are many prizes available when you redeem your swagbucks, including, Gift Cards, Toys, Gifts, etc. I plan redeeming my swagbucks for Amazon Gift Cards. In October 2011, I will tally up all my Gift Cards and purchase gifts.
Target Gift Cards: Target usually runs Gift Card promotions every week. If you buy a certain item, you can receive a Target Gift Card. The promotions will be in the weekly ad. You can also find unadvertised promotions throughout the store. Keep your eye out for Gift Card Promotions! I am going to save up all my Target Gift Cards as well.
Here are some other small steps you can take to have a "Free (or close to Free) Christmas:"
Set up a Christmas Fund.
Shop Clearance Sections.
Use some of your Freebies and make Gift Baskets.
Stay Tuned for more tips to get you ready for Christmas 2011!
If you're heading to Regal Cinemas, check out their Facebook Page to get a coupon for $2 off Small Soft Drink with the purchase of a popcorn. Coupon expires on 12/26/10.
Movie Savings are awesome! Especially for families, we are a family of four. When Kellogg's had their Toy Story 3 promotion, we saw Toy Story 3 for $20! That included popcorn and drinks! We saved around $50!
If you plan on doing some online shopping at Borders today, be sure to use the code BCR1936M to get 40% off your order! Plus, today is Free Shipping Day! Borders is offering Free Shipping on all orders!
Plus, shop through Ebates to receive 7% cash back!
Here are some current deals available at Giant Grocery Stores, along with available coupons. Remember to check Giant's website to check your local Giant Weekly Ad and login to your account and click on "My Giant" for special deals available just for you! Some stores have hand held "Scan It" devices. Be sure to check your "My Giant" account for special "Scan It" offers!
Don't forget about those Gasoline Points! Go here to learn more about Giant's Gas Rewards.
Giant doubles coupons up to $0.99!
GM (General Mills)
B1G1 (Buy 1 Get 1)
General Mills Cereal - $2.00
$1.00 off 2 - 11/14/10 GM $1.00 off 2
Folgers Coffee or Dunkin Donuts Coffee -$6.99 Folgers Coupons
$1.00 off 2 - 9/19/10 RP
$0.35 (Doubles to $0.70) off 1 - 11/7/10 RP
$0.50 (Doubles to $1.00) off 1 - 9/19/10 RP
$1.00 off 2 - 12/5/10 RP Dunkin Donuts Coffee Coupon
$2.00 off 2 - 12/12/10 RP
$2.00 off 2 - 10/31/10 RP
Marzetti's Dips - $2.50
$0.75 (Doubles to $1.50) off 1 - 9/19/10 SS
$1.00 off 1 - 11/14/10 SS
Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls - $3.00
$1.00 off 2 - 10/10/10 RP
$0.75 (Doubles to $1.50) off 2 - 10/10/10 RP $1.00 off 1
Weight Watchers Smart Ones or Boston market Dinners - $2.50 Weight Watchers Coupons $1.00 off 5 Boston Market Coupons $1.00 off 3
DiGiorno Pizza or California Pizza Kitchen - $5.99 DiGiorno Coupons
$1.00 off 1 - 11/14/10 RP2 California Pizza Coupons
$1.00 off 1 - 11/14/10 RP2
Monday: Stuffed Pork Chops, Corn
Tuesday: Salmon, Brown Rice, Asparagus
Wednesday: BBQ Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Broccoli
Thursday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini
Friday: Left Overs
Saturday: Dine Out
Sunday: Pot Roast, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans
I am very excited to announce my first of many Reader Appreciation Giveaways! This Giveaway will run until October 31, 2011 11:59pm. On November 1, 2011 (My one year Blogoversary!) I will announce the winner! The winner will receive a $200 Check!
There are 5 ways to enter! Choose one or ALL! Be sure to leave a comment for each entry! Include your Email address in your comment.